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02 January 2016 @ 10:02 pm
Some favorite Buffy-centric shortfic of 2015  
Or, it's "Buffy-centric angsty shortfic", to be more specific. Stories arranged from longest to shortest.

Third Wheel by shapinglight aka Glassdarkly (Angel/Buffy & Darla, PG-13). Set during 'Surprise', this is a slightly AU BtVS season 2, in which Ethan Rayne's costume spell in Halloween had rather different consequences.
I'm a sucker for relationship studies where main focus is not romance per se but Buffy's development, and this one absolutely nails it.

Red turns into green turning into yellow by lynzie914 aka lionheartedgirl (Buffy-centric, PG). Set very early S6, my look into how Buffy was adjusting to life again, the little things, and her dealing with her depression and the expectations of the world around her.

Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are by baphrosia (Buffy-centric, PG). S6, following "Gone", Buffy tries to recapture a moment from her past.

Show You The World by aliceinkinkland (Buffy & Dawn, G). It turns out feeling better is a bit more complicated than looking at your sister one morning and realising you want to show her the world. It also turns out that telling your sister you want to show her the world leads, in Dawn’s mind at least, to Sister Bonding Via Road Trip.

A Rare Find by feliciacraft (Buffy/Spike, PG). Few month after the events of "Chosen" Buffy finds the time to deal. Or probably time finds her, much to Buffy's dismay.
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 2nd, 2016 08:17 pm (UTC)
Excellent choices and excellent authors. Thanks for posting.
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 3rd, 2016 06:09 am (UTC)
You are welcome!
velvetwhip: Who's That Girlvelvetwhip on January 2nd, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
I've read most of these and absolutely agree that they are excellent!

Restfield Placerbfvid on January 3rd, 2016 06:12 am (UTC)
It's amazing how many wonderful authors are still active in this fandom, right?
spuffy_luvrbaphrosia on January 2nd, 2016 08:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. *blushes* Thank you. And again, great company.
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 3rd, 2016 06:14 am (UTC)
...and I'm pretty sure it's not your last turn to blush during this round, you were amazingly productive last year ;)
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Restfield Placerbfvid on January 3rd, 2016 06:16 am (UTC)
Hee! If our tastes more or less match, then you are up for a treat )
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 2nd, 2016 10:53 pm (UTC)
I've read the first but not the others, something I'll remedy now!
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 3rd, 2016 06:16 am (UTC)
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Butterflysnogged on January 3rd, 2016 10:24 pm (UTC)
Great choices. Great authors. :)
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 5th, 2016 04:51 am (UTC)
Thank you!
lynzie914: btvs - buffylynzie914 on January 5th, 2016 04:37 am (UTC)
Oh. you're so sweet to rec my story. I feel all squishy inside. Thank you! And I'm excited to read all the other stories you recced. They all sound great!
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 5th, 2016 04:53 am (UTC)
It would be a crime not to rec it. Hope you enjoy the rest)
tigerpetals (Gabriela V.)tigerpetals on January 5th, 2016 05:18 am (UTC)
I just finished the first one--it's amazing! I'm so excited to keep reading. Thank you for this list!*vibrates*
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 5th, 2016 05:56 am (UTC)
I was exactly my reaction to Glassdarkly's story, too, it's so amazing, I just didn't have the words. Hope you enjoy the others, too!
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on January 7th, 2016 09:09 am (UTC)
Thanks very much for the recs, and for reccing my story. I've been thinking recently that it wasn't really a Bangel story (though that's what I meant to write) but more a Buffy and Darla story.
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 7th, 2016 08:17 pm (UTC)
Well, it's still bangel, it's just bangel that's not about Angel. (Which is a very good thing, imo. Because bangel stories that are too much about Angel or about Buffy mooning over Angel remind me Twilight saga too much.)
aliceinkinklandaliceinkinkland on January 12th, 2016 01:21 am (UTC)
Ahhhhhhh thank you so much! I'm in great company :)
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 13th, 2016 06:30 am (UTC)